One of my favorite things to give as a gift is a glass block decorated with vinyl. This year, I had a problem getting inspired, so I turned to Pintrest. The Jingle all the Way is my take on the ones I’ve seem there (and there are many).
The bell was a file from Silhouette Studio that I converted to an svg file then to MTC. I did a internal shadow so I could get the outline. For the title, I used Cambria font and made a mini bell as the dot for the “i”. I used gold, black and red vinyl from www.KNKUSA.com. All vinyl is cut on my KNK Maxx 24″, speed of 100, pressure 70. I leave one blade holder with the blade set just for vinyl.
Once I got this design on the block, I added jingle bells inside. The next design I did is my own (not hard to do). It matches some of my Christmas cards. I made a rectangle in black and used a square inside a square, with a thin rectangle, welded together for the buckle. I had ribbon already with Santa’s belt on it, so it was perfect. I added red mesh and red mini lights to give the effects of Santa’s suit. Black vinyl and gold vinyl used. For the last blocks, I used a circle and a rounded corner square (from MTC shapes). I made an ornament and put our last name in it. I wasn’t real happy using the solid ornament, so I went back, created an internal shadow, joined them, added my daughter’s last name. It turned out much better until I filled it with the ornaments. These are mini ornaments from Michaels. I should have used another color besides red, which I used also for the ornaments. There isn’t a box on this block, so I can change the ornaments out for gold ones.
Hope these give you some inspiration for the holidays and gifts.